University of Rhode Island Change Assessment Scale (URICA)

The University of Rhode Island Change Assessment Scale (URICA) is a 32 item self-report measure that includes 4 subscales measuring the stages of change: Precontemplation, Contemplation, Action, and Maintenance (there is also a 24 item version). Responses are given on a 5 point Likert scale ranging from (1=strong disagreement to 5=strong agreement), McConnaughy et al., 1983).

Measure Source Article:

McConnaughy, E.A., Prochaska, J.O., Velicer, W.F. (1983). Stages of change in psychotherapy: Measurement and sample profiles. Psychotherapy: Theory , Research and Practice, 20 (3) 368-375.

Translation Information:

The URICA was translated by the SETA Study (University of Miami Protocol #20000255) team, Principal Investigator,  Dr. Daniel Feaster.  The translation process consisted of 3 steps:  translation, back translation, and comparison/reconciliation by a third party in consultation with other native speakers as needed.


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